speakers:

  • David Bowie
    Senior Vice President and Managing Director - APAC, MRI Software

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: How do commercial property managers respond to the new demands of commercial tenants?

    With over 25 years in the technology space and a focus on Enterprise software solutions, David began his career with PwC (CA), switching lanes to become one of the early members of the Big-4’s technology (ERP) consulting division before taking leadership roles at both IBM and Dimension Data.  Believing data would be the fuel of the Digital revolution, David joined analytics industry leader, SAS, in 2002 where he held roles numerous roles, including heading up the ANZ subsidiary from 2012.

    David joined MRI Software as Vice President and Managing director of APAC in April 2020. In this role he is responsible for the overall operations for the region, including their market leading presence in Commercial real estate software (owner, operator, and occupier) and residential management software (property and strata management).

    David has also served on Industry Advisory Boards for Melbourne Business School, Macquarie University and the Association for Data driven Marketing and Advertising (ADMA)

    David holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) from Macquarie University, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from University of New England and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Sean Chandler
    Senior Account Manager, insightsoftware

    Session: Fast, accurate real estate & property management reporting software for finance teams

    Sean Chandler is an accomplished and well-travelled Senior Account Manager at insightsoftware. He specializes in finding meaningful, sustainable strategies to improve reporting capabilities out of all ERP’s especially EBS, NetSuite, Oracle Cloud, MRI and Yardi. Through roles in customer success, sales, and now account management, Sean Chandler is an expert at understanding business problems and connecting his customers to powerful reporting solutions.

  • Truddy Cheung
    Head of North Asia Consulting, JLL (HK)

    INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Enabling optimal work experience for a distributed workforce

    Truddy heads up North Asia Consulting at JLL. She is a subject matter expert in workplace and workspace transformations paying particular attention to productivity for people, business and space.

    Together with her team, she provides occupier clients with Workplace Strategy and Change Management services. She has a background as a trained architect and she brings more than 22+ years of experience in design as well as corporate real estate industries to serve her clients in the conversations of high performing workplaces.

    Truddy connects business objectives and desired culture to workplace strategy.  Her change management expertise helps organizations transform from traditional siloed work patterns to dynamic collaborative work experiences. These workplace strategies prioritise business goals and optimal employee performance at the forefront and not losing sight of mitigating real estate challenges around space. Her approach uses evidence-based methodology to create future-proofing real estate strategies, which is particularly relevant now in an unpredictable pandemic. With lots of learnings in past 2 years during COVID, she remains focused on identifying strategic ways to overcome the challenges of working from home and business efficiency. When considering hybrid workstyles, activity-based working, downsizing or upsizing, she believes it is most important to balance culture and productivity.

  • Mark Cohen
    Vice President of Product APAC, MRI Software

    Session: Driving measurable business value with data, advanced analytics and AI

    Mark Cohen is the Vice President of APAC Product, tasked with oversight of the regional product management and engineering functions. In this role he will drive product innovation and focus on both leveraging and contributing to the global product organisation, to deliver scaled solutions to the APAC market.

    Mark brings PropTech industry experience gained as the CTO and CIO of Domain Group, where he held responsibility for product development and delivery. This included establishing the capacity – and the delivery of – consumer-facing machine learning products. Prior to Domain, Mark was the GM of Product Technology across Australia and New Zealand, for Fairfax Media.

    He has also held leadership roles and gained broader digital product experience from a range of organisations including smaller startups to ASX200 organisations across ANZ.

  • Matt Copus
    Director, Head of Retail Analytics Australia, CBRE Asia Pacific

    Session: Sharing retail data across brands, locations and acquisition targets

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: How do property owners, managers, tenants and users of space productively approach open data?

    Matt is an industry leader in customer analytics specialising in the convergence of the physical and digital. Matt delivers actionable insights to drive positive commercial outcomes by harnessing the data that customers create when they interact with brands across digital channels and physical locations.

    Matt’s current role is to establish the retail analytics consultancy business for CBRE in Australia and he provides a unique service to his clients that focuses on insight derived from Big Data sets to deliver insights from live customer behavioural data, disrupting the traditional demographic and spatial analysis approach typically applied by all his competitors.

  • Kylie Davis
    Chief Executive Officer, Proptech Association Australia

    Session: Opening remarks from the Chair

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: What do corporate lesees of commercial spaces value?

    Kylie Davis is a serial entrepreneur, futurist and presenter on proptech and innovation in real estate. She is the host of the Proptech Podcast, founder of The Proptech Association Australia and a co-founder of content marketing automation proptech HomePrezzo which was acquired by ActivePipe this year.

    Kylie has an MBA from the University of NSW and a 25-year career across media and big data, holding senior editorial and marketing roles at Fairfax, News Corp and CoreLogic. Her research into real estate consumer experiences has set the benchmark for behaviourial performance.

    Kylie is a highly sought-after speaker both in Australia and overseas. She is a director of Property Investment Professionals Australia and consults to a range of technology companies including OpenAgent, ActivePipe and Dynamic Methods. Kylie was a finalist in the thought leadership category of the 2019 REB Women in Real Estate Awards.

  • James Dearsley
    Co-Founder, Unissu (UK)

    Session: INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Emerging global trends in commercial property and how they are influencing the Proptech sector

    James is recognised as one of the leading thought leaders on the future of the real estate market. His role as the Co-Founder of Unissu (http://www.unissu.com/), the global leader of PropTech data, information and resources, means he has an unrivalled perspective on global PropTech trends.  As a result, he is a much sought-after speaker on the future of the property industry both in terms of how people and companies in the sector should adapt to facilitate change.

  • Bernie Devine
    Senior Regional Director Asia Pacific, Yardi Systems

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: How do commercial property managers respond to the new demands of commercial tenants?

    With 30+ years’ experience dedicated to real estate and technology, Bernie is a leader in digital transformation in real estate and using data to create a more competitive and collaborative environment. Currently responsible for the growth of Yardi Systems in Asia Pacific, Bernie lives in Hong Kong and is a qualified accountant and economist.

    He supports real estate clients with Retail, Commercial, Industrial, Residential and Mixed-Use assets, helping them to grow their operations, create efficiencies, and gain better insight into their business. His expertise includes asset and investment management, private equity, operations improvement, program and project management, finance, technology implementation and compliance.

    Bernie has led large-scale technology projects, as well as led and supported Proptech start-ups, across Australia, the USA, Middle East, Asia and Europe. He has over 60 publications to his name, and extensive public speaking experience. He is actively working with several charities focused on the marine environment and feeding those in need in Hong Kong.

  • Mickael Dominguez
    Director, Deloitte

    Session: Workshop - Strategic Integration of technology for commercial real estate

    Mickael Dominguez is a Director in Deloitte's Digital practice with a specialisation in digital transformation of the real estate and property sectors. Mickael joined Deloitte from industry, where he led many industry-specific digital transformation projects, including during his role as General Manager for Homecorp Construction, and Salesforce Practice Director at Carnac Group.

    Mickael also sits on the PropTech BNE advisory council where he provides key strategic and industry specific advice to the leadership team and to the growing ecosystem of emerging digital/technology-based products serving the real estate, property and construction industry.

  • Anne Flaherty
    Economist, REA Group

    Session: Competing with the comforts of home – how office spaces have to be better than working from home

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: What do corporate lesees of commercial spaces value?

    Anne is an economist at REA, specialising in commercial property as well residential market analysis. Prior to joining REA, Anne spent six years at CBRE as their Research Manager. Anne is a regular expert market commentor on Sky News and writes a fortnightly commercial property column in The Australian. Anne is based in Melbourne.

  • Ben Fowler
    National Offering Manager, KONE Australia & New Zealand

    Session: Tomorrow starts today. How APIs, Mobile Apps, Robots (and everything in between!) is drastically changing how we will move up, down and around the smart buildings of the future.

    Ben comes from a Mechanical Engineering background with a degree in Industrial Design. Ben has a passion to use his skills and expertise to problem solve and help drive the evolution of the exciting technological, digital and partnership advances that are happening at KONE. “KONE has been integral in expanding my experience by supporting my career development – I have moved in a range of roles from Engineering to Business Management, and having this varied experience has really steered me to thinking about the future of our industry and the possibilities that technology, and especially connectivity are bringing to it”, says Ben.

  • Brad Fox
    Global Leader of Property and Workplace, WiseTech Global

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: What do corporate lesees of commercial spaces value?

    Brad has worked in various property management roles across the UK and Australia. Previous to joining Norton Rose Fulbright three years ago, he was the Director of Corporate Partnerships for Work Club Global. Other roles include Properties Leader ANZ for GE, Head of Property Management for Morgan Stanley and Sourcing & Commercial Lead for Property and FM at Macquarie Group’s London office.

  • Kylie Frazer
    Co-founder and Partner, Flying Fox Ventures

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: Can proptech propel commercial real estate into a renaissance?

    Kylie is a specialist capital raising/M&A lawyer and has been obsessed with the art of deal making for 20 years. She has founded two technology businesses, and used this experience to help other companies secure funding and scale.
    Kylie likes to think of herself as an execution ninja and is one of the straightest talkers in the game.

  • Jonathan Hannam
    Co-Founder and Managing Director, Taronga Ventures

    Session: Turning ESG from corporate obligation to a market opportunity across Asia

    Jonathan is a global citizen, having held senior executive and board roles across Asia and Europe in real estate, venture capital, technology and sporting related ventures.

    In 2015 Jonathan jointly founded the Taronga Group with a focus on real estate, technology and fund management.

    From 2013-2015, Jonathan was Group Executive, Capital, at Mirvac and responsible for third party capital, establishing new funds, clubs and joint ventures. Jonathan was a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Investment Committee, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Mirvac's ASIC approved Responsible Manager for Mirvac Funds Management Ltd. and Mirvac's NED on Etihad Stadium.

    Prior to Mirvac, Jonathan held various senior Director roles with Areim and Catella Reim based in Stockholm, Sweden from 2008-2012.

  • Melissa Hardy
    Director, Business Performance & Technology, Global Real Estate, QIC

    Session: Investigating the new expectations of tenants

    Melissa holds a very diverse executive leadership role spanning business transformation, digital and technology in a real estate investment manager.

    At QIC Real Estate, Melissa’s team are responsible for partnering with the Funds Management and Investment (Asset) Management teams across a broad business performance and technology remit. The specific functions within the team include: Business Transformation and Support, Digital & Technology Strategy, Asset Technology Management, Business Systems Success and Data Management.

  • Glenn Lampard
    Research Manager, Victoria, Cushman & Wakefield

    Session: Understanding the property and technology needs of a hybrid work paradigm

    Glenn is an experienced and engaging research and strategic knowledge director with a demonstrated history of working in property with particular exposure to research, valuations, finance and planning. He is skilled in presentations, thought leadership, research publications, future trends & innovation and leadership. Glenn is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion, and providing mentorship to support and develop young professionals.

  • Stephen Macdonald
    Partner, The Proptech Connection

    Session: Opening remarks from the Chair

    Session: How can digitalisation improve the tenant experience and maximise the value of office space?

    Stephen has extensive global investment expertise and has held a number of leadership roles with major VC funds, in both APAC and Europe, specializing in PropTech and CleanTech. He has interviewed over 1,800 founders and has invested or raised capital for numerous entities.

    This experience is complemented by a deep understanding of real estate, having held C-Suite roles within real estate fund management and senior transaction roles.

    Stephen understands the challenges faced by new technologies having led the tech strategy team at an ASX-50 REIT and advised dozens of emerging companies. He is also formerly of PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

  • Benjamin Martin-Henry
    Head of Real Estate Research, Pacific, MSCI

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: How do property owners, managers, tenants and users of space productively approach open data?

    Ben is Head of Real Estate Research for the Pacific region at MSCI and is responsible for producing thought leadership for the benefit of MSCI’s clients, covering both the major property sectors and newly emerging ones.

    Ben has over a decade’s worth of experience in Australia, and the UK across investment analysis, research, strategy, and product development applied within the property sector. In addition, he has expertise in property sector performance metrics, macroeconomic and financial market data interpretation, and product development.

    Ben began his career at IPD in London (now MSCI), where he worked predominantly in research. Upon transferring to the Sydney office, Ben took on the role of Client Consultant for the Asia Pacific region. Benjamin then moved to CBRE, where he was Head of Capital Markets, Office & BTR within CBRE Research for over five years, before moving to RCA to be Head of Analytics for the Pacific region.

  • Peter Matthews
    President | Chief Executive Officer, REINSW | Realtair

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: Can Proptech propel commercial real estate into a renaissance?

    Peter Matthews began his career in 1991 and at the age of 19 was listing and selling real estate in Sydney. For more than 30 years Peter has served the Real Estate Industry and clients in a range of roles.

    Peter is the CEO & co-founder of Realtair, a middleware platform serving the real estate industry. Realtair empowers agents with innovative technology to add value to their clients & deliver a greater customer experience.

    Peter’s contribution to the industry extends beyond his personal interests, where he is currently the President Elect of the Real Estate Institute of NSW and is a contributing member of the Professional Standards initiative across the country.

  • Corine Mulet
    Technical Projects Manager, NABERS

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: What do corporate lesees of commercial spaces value?

    Corine Mulet is the Technical Improvements Manager at NABERS. One of her current focus areas is adapting NABERS Energy rating tools to the changes in the grid and the way property groups procure renewable energy.

    She has previously worked on the NABERS Waste and Shopping Centre tools and has been an energy efficiency advisor for industrial building. She has a degree in Material’s engineering and has 10 years of experience in sustainability.

  • Stuart Osborne
    Senior Partner, Deloitte

    Session: Workshop - Strategic Integration of technology for commercial real estate

    Stuart is a senior partner at Deloitte with a focus on helping businesses to solve their most challenging problems to create and maximise opportunities for growth.

    Stuart has over 25 years’ of experience in the profession, much of which was spent in tax where he dealt with managing the compliance function of large corporate groups, regime and the provision of taxation advice on all major areas of Australian corporate tax, dealings with the ATO, and tax due diligence. During his time in tax Stuart held many leadership roles, including leading the Business Tax group, was a long-term member of the Tax Executive and established and led the digital tax practice in Australia.

    In more recent times, Stuart has been focussing on his role as the lead relationship partner for Deloitte for a selection of Multinational clients and has been working on the development of a new leadership program for our commercial tax practitioners with leadership aspirations.

    His career spans the Technology Media and Telco, Consumer and Property sectors across a portfolio of clients including private businesses through to large corporations and government.

    Leveraging his experience, Stuart brings the full power of Deloitte to all situations to ensure the best possible outcomes.

  • John Preece
    Chief Property Officer, Hub Australia

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: What do corporate lesees of commercial spaces value?

    John is a commercial real estate professional with a passion for tackling complex business issues in order to develop and implement workplace solutions for owners and occupiers of office space. He is fascinated by the opportunities presented for knowledge workers across the globe by the magnitude and pace of change occurring in work practices, as we progress through the steppingstone of hybrid working, and towards truly liberated working.

    John joined Hub Australia to lead the property team in early 2018. John has developed a strong multi-disciplinary skill set through various roles in the property industry with CBRE, DTZ, Knight Frank, and Hub Australia, both in Australia and in Europe. He has held a range of senior positions across project management, occupier solutions and office leasing, as well as running Knight Frank’s multi-disciplinary North Shore business in Sydney. John is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a Class 1 licenced real estate agent, and a speaker at property and workplace industry events.

  • Peter Schravemade
    Managing Partner (incoming), REACH Australia

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: How do commercial property managers respond to the new demands of commercial tenants?

    For two decades, Peter Schravemade has excelled at every occupation there is in property, including sales, leasing, and acquisition for both residential and commercial transactions. Peter’s in-depth knowledge, relevance, and fore-sight of marketing and technology trends make him internationally, one of the most sought after speakers in this area.

    Peter is a member of the Forbes Business Development Council (Australia). He is the Global Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue for Box Brownie. He has been a mentor for REACH Canada and REACH USA, and is the incoming manager for REACH Australia.

  • Parag Shinde
    National Manager – ESG (Property), Australian Unity

    Session: Examining the requirements of commercial tenants and how can technology satisfy them

    Parag is the National Manager – ESG (Property) at Australian Unity. He holds qualifications in architecture, civil engineering and environmental science and law combined with 16 years plus experience working with government, listed property companies, construction companies and consultancy across the built environment sustainability sector.

    He has wide-ranging skills on topics such as sustainability, smart building and places, development and operations, data analytics and building optimisation, NetZero and zero waste in the built environment, green leasing, occupant health and wellbeing, renewables and storage and building integrated EV charging infrastructure.

    He has developed and delivered end to end sustainability, achieving continuous improvement and leading outcomes for large organisations with a drive to make a difference.

  • Nikki Steadman
    Chief Executive Officer, Loci Solutions

    Session: Fast, accurate real estate & property management reporting software for finance teams

    Nikki Steadman is a co-founder of Loci Solutions. She began her career working for MRI’s first Australian client as a trust accountant. Several years later, while working for a software vendor Nikki decided to do her own thing driven by a strong passion to support clients with a more personalised experience, creating Steadman Consulting. Nikki then partnered with Gwen Dagg to create Loci Solutions. More than a decade on, Nikki and her partner are leading a team of property, accounting and software experts with the same desire to make a difference to the people and companies they work with.

  • Amanda Steele
    Executive Managing Director, Property Management, CBRE Asia Pacific

    Session: Reassessing the value proposition of properties - using technology to move beyond traditional metrics

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: Can proptech propel commercial real estate into a renaissance?

    Amanda joined CBRE in 2013 after 14 years working in the sustainability space. Between 2013 and 2015, Amanda was CBRE’s Pacific Head of Sustainability, before assuming the senior leadership role to manage one of the company’s biggest business lines, its Asset Services division in Pacific. Over three years, she doubled the growth of this business and delivered significant client outcomes via her innovative, creative and people-focused approach.

    In October 2018, Amanda was promoted to Executive Managing Director of Property Management for CBRE's Pacific region. She has worked with the highest levels of government nationally and internationally, as well as alongside boards and CEOs of many organisations. Amanda is an active volunteer with a number of industry and community organisations and thrives on solving persistent problems with integrated solutions.

    Amanda is the host for The Placemakers, a television program highlighting the best placemaking in the Asian region.

  • Kathleen Stubbs
    Chief Information Officer Australasia, JLL

    Session: Gamifying the world of real estate mapping

    Kathleen Stubbs Previous to being appointed Chief Information Officer (Australasia) at JLL, Kathleen was the Global Head of Infrastructure and Service Delivery (Deputy Global CIO) for Knight Frank’s global head office in London.

    She has impressive global and Australian experience, spanning IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Data Platforms and Robotic Process Automation solutions. Her career has included overseeing large scale digital transformations, service and operations management, application and database management in companies such as Star Entertainment Group, Herbert Smith Freehills Solicitors, Ernst & Young, and King & Wood Mallesons.

  • Carolyn Trickett
    Asia Pacific Growth Lead, JLL Spark

    Session: Realising the full potential of proptech – Why are there are still problems without solutions?

    Carolyn is a senior IT executive with a record of delivering technology and business solutions across a range of industries and technical platforms. She is passionate about using technology as a strategic enabler for business innovation and growth.

    Carolyn has recently stepped into the role of Asia Pacific lead for Spark – JLL’s venture capital fund. Carolyn is responsible for strategic relationship management with JLL Spark Venture Fund portfolio of start-up companies and external partnerships to promote growth and co-development opportunities.

    Prior to that, for the past 12 years Carolyn headed the Property & Asset Management Business Technology team of JLL; initially focused on Australia, then extended to Asia Pacific, delivering a transformation program that has re-engineered and digitised the day to day functions for staff and provides clients with a continually improving reporting and service delivery suite.

  • Stephen White
    Energy Efficiency Domain Leader, CSIRO

    Session: PANEL DISCUSSION: How do property owners, managers, tenants and users of space productively approach open data?

    Dr White leads CSIRO's Energy Efficiency Research. He also leads the ‘Data Clearing House’ Activity in the Affordable Heating and Cooling Innovation Hub (i-Hub). He is the Operating Agent for the International Energy Agency EBC Annex 81 ‘Data-Driven Smart Buildings’.

    Dr White has over 25 years of experience in energy end use efficiency and electricity industry demand side management. He has extensive experience in the application of research to support both government energy efficiency policy instruments and technology commercialization. He oversees the NatHERS benchmark software and key national energy databases (NEAR, Australian Housing Database).

    He has played a leadership role in the start-up of a number of companies, and the design of award winning innovative airconditioning systems. He is a member of the Australian Refrigeration and Building Services (ARBS) "Hall of Fame"

  • Nicky Wightman
    Director of Emerging Trends, Savills (UK)

    Session: INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Digitalising real estate - understanding the synergies between physical and digital environments

    Nicky's professional background was originally at the Bar where she practiced law. She then went on to work in broadcasting.

    Nicky's work at Savills has included working in a team advising occupiers on International requirements. She is one of the founders of the Savills tech cities research programme and is regularly asked to talk about how to create vibrant communities.

    Nicky's work is focused on innovation, technology and future trends which relate to real estate and the built environment.